Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Cloud Computing, Security, Big Data: 10 Enterprise Linux Adoption Drivers
A recent Linux Foundation survey shows that open-source technology is poised for continued growth among new and existing users for a variety of reasons, including lower total cost of ownership, technical features and security. The survey, released in January, is entitled "Linux Adoption Trends 2012: A Survey of Enterprise End Users, and is co-written by the Linux Foundation and the Yeoman Technology Group. The survey shows that affinity among new and veteran Linux users continues to increase at the expense of Windows and Unix. Of the businesses surveyed, 84 percent of the IT shops currently deploying Linux have expanded its usage during the last 12 months, and continue to rely on it as their preferred platform for "greenfield deployments, as well as for mission-critical applications. According to the Linux Foundation, part of this growth is due to Linux's role in two of today's biggest IT trends: supporting the increasing level of "big data and achieving productivity and security gains with virtualization and cloud computing. Enterprise Linux users show steady progress on all of these fronts and a clear preference for Linux as the foundation for these trends.
More than 75 percent of respondents to a Linux Foundation survey said they have concerns about their organizations ability to handle the ongoing explosion of big data. Solving the problem involves more than simply adding more storage; organizations need to invest in better overall management and care of their data.